Tiny Buddha’s Handbook for Peace and Happiness is the ultimate guide of Tiny Buddha wisdom, based on some of the most popular posts and quotes from the site. You’ll also find 4 posts not previously published on tinybuddha.com.
Through this eBook, I’ve shared myself authentically and vulnerably, and have also offered countless action-oriented suggestions to improve your state of mind, enhance your relationships, identify what makes you feel passionate and purposeful, and find the courage to overcome obstacles and seize your dreams.… Read More
“You change for two reasons: Either you learn enough that you want to, or you’ve been hurt enough that you have to.” -Unknown
What are you waiting for?
Photo by Mary Sherman… Read More
“Fear makes strangers of those who would be friends.” -Shirley MacLaine
For a long time, I kept my social circle small because it felt safe and controllable, but I’ve learned that the best things in life are rarely either of those things.
Only when we let our guards down can we let people touch us, stretch us, and change our lives for the better.… Read More
“It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.” -Proverb
There are some things in life that just don’t make any sense. There are things we can’t explain or understand, no matter how hard we try.
There are events that seem to have no reason and mistakes that appear to bring no lesson.… Read More
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” -Albert Einstein
For the past four weeks, I’ve been spending my off days at Disneyland. My boyfriend said that Walt Disney created something brilliant primarily because it gives the illusion of diverse experiences contained under one umbrella brand.… Read More
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton
The vast majority of people I know have two different types of work: the kind that pays the bills, and the kind they wrap their heart around.
For some people, those are one and the same, but often that takes time, dedication, and a willingness to blur the traditional boundaries that separate work and social life.… Read More
The first Tiny Buddha quote appeared on Twitter almost three years ago. Since then, the archives have grown to include more than 800 wisdom quotes, with new quotes added every weekday.
You can now embed a daily wisdom quote right on your site with the Tiny Buddha Quote Widget for WordPress.… Read More
“The art of life is constant readjusting to your surroundings.” -Kazuko Okokaura
Oftentimes, when we don’t adapt to our surroundings it’s because we refuse to see ourselves in new ways.
Maybe you think that you’re a shy person, so you let that justify sitting alone when an intimate gathering suddenly turns into a party.… Read More
“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” -Unknown
I could offer a million and one cliches and suggestions to show love today, but odds are you already know what love looks like when it comes straight from your heart, without being tainted by fear.… Read More
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Today I used the Twitter search functionality, looking for the phrase, “I believe in.” Here’s what I found:
“I believe in love.”
“I believe in magic.”
“There must be another way because I believe in taking chances.”
“I believe in people like me.”
“I believe in life itself.”
“I believe in dreams and that we control our destiny through our actions.”
“I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining.”
“I believe in the words ‘never say never.’”
There’s something kind of beautiful about watching affirmations of life stream down the page, one after the other, from people all over the world.… Read More
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Since I launched tinybuddha.com in September, 2009, I’ve hosted quite a few giveaways for books that moved me.
Today is a very exciting day for me—one that’s a year in a half in the making: Today I am giving away 5 free copies of my book.… Read More
“He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.” -Chinese Proverb
Over the past two weeks, I’ve focused on the theme of trusting yourself. I started with Worrying About the Future: On Trusting in Uncertainty and then followed that with There is No Expert on You.… Read More
“Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.” -Unknown
Though we all know that reaching our potential requires us to stretch outside of our comfort zones, it makes perfect sense that we want to be comfortable. And sometimes there’s no reason to fight that.
My father, for example, enjoys doing manual labor and has never aspired to a job that entails a high level of responsibility.… Read More
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” -Benjamin Spock
Recently I’ve been grappling with some major decisions about what to do professionally going forward. There are a number of roads that I can take, as there generally are for all of us. I’ve been looking for every possible reason to find an answer outside myself.… Read More
“You are the only person on Earth who can use your ability.” -Zig Ziglar
Odds are you know a lot of people who have talents they enjoy but don’t use. We all do. There are singers who quiet their voices, writers who find a million and one excuses not to write their books, and leaders who sit quietly in dead-end jobs, wondering why they feel so discontent.… Read More
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another–and ourselves.” -Jack Kornfield
It’s a funny thing about action: it can be precisely we need to get out of our heads and into our bodies, and precisely what we don’t need when it pulls us too far from what’s important.… Read More
“No feeling is final.” -Rainer Maria Rilke
Most of the time, when we feel something overwhelming, it’s not just the feeling that weighs on us; it’s also the fear that it may persist.
That the deep sense of loss or longing will burrow a permanent hole in our hearts and we’ll never feel loved again.… Read More
“Silence is a source of great strength.” -Lao Tzu
Sometimes when we feel stressed, frustrated, annoyed, confused, overwhelmed, or anything uncomfortable, it can seem tremendously helpful to talk about it incessantly.
But I’ve noticed that venting is often far less effective than I assume it will be. If you’ve ever talked yourself in circles instead of communicating and letting go, you know precisely what I mean.… Read More
“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” -Tony Robbins
One of life’s biggest challenges, I believe, is how to continually motivate yourself to keep going when you don’t yet know where your efforts are leading.
You need to write part of the book to even open the path to getting it published–but you don’t know for certain that you’ll get a deal.… Read More